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Maintaining Workplace Wellness

By Brandi Goodman 

Employee Health and Fitness Month arrives in May. Take the time now to learn how you can keep your health even with all the stresses work brings to your day. You need to maintain your health, especially while at work, so you can continue to clock in each day and earn your paycheck. With a few tips for workplace health, everyone should be able to experience a more worthwhile work week.

Leave Work at Work

Too many people come home and complain about their jobs. They let the stresses at work bleed into their home life, which can often cause problems. Either your marriage or relationships will suffer because you're too busy focusing on the negatives of work to engage in any other meaningful conversations or you'll find yourself suffering from a lack of sleep because you're up at night worrying about your job. Whatever the case may be, leaving work at work is your best solution. Worry about it when you're there and focus on more positive things when you're at home. 

Find Ways to Cope With Stress

Stress from work can make it difficult to do your job. If you're having a conflict with a co-worker, do not agree with instructions set by your boss, or otherwise feel stress from some task you have to accomplish, then finding an appropriate way to cope is necessary. This may be as simple as jotting down your thoughts in a notebook and getting it off your mind. You might need to take a walk at lunch or perhaps try to focus on the positive impacts you enjoy about your job instead of focusing on the negative.

Set Manageable Goals

You may be able to set your goals at your job. Setting manageable goals is the best way to help ensure you can meet them and avoid feeling stressed about them. Make a to-do list of smaller tasks you need to accomplish to meet the full objective. Give yourself plenty of time to get the work done and never rush through the process unless you have a set deadline. 

Eat Healthy

Don't eat junk food when you're working. You need the brainpower to get the tasks accomplished and only healthy foods will provide you with that. Stick with a packed lunch of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and other healthy options that make you feel good overall. 

Maintain both your physical and mental health all week long at work by following these few tips. If you keep these things in mind, you'll be more likely to experience a better time at work while remaining healthy and well. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.

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